This book provides a panoramic overview of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's, a Baroque Genius, appropriation by popular culture. It addresses the theme of the shadow of art by drawing readers' attention to the gap between the work of art and the place it occupies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: A Self-Perpetuating Myth 1. Caravaggio in Context 2. Michelangelo Merisi's Lives: The 'Painter as Character' Genre 3. Caravaggio, Crime Fiction, and the Noir 4. Caravaggio and Homoerotic Concerns 5. Deleuzian Folds: Michael Ondaatje's and Anthony Minghella's Caravaggio 6. Conclusion: Caravaggio and the Neo-Baroque: Some Final Considerations